.Davis Typewriter Works

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

"On the Margin" - a New Effort, and a New Blog!


I'm happy to announce that I've launched a project that has been in the works in one form or another for years.  This is an effort to really explain and show the rebuilt typewriter business as has never been done before.  This significant part of the typewriter universe "in the old days" is ignored almost wholly by the collector books that have been published, and except for my personal efforts on the net over all these years (on my own site, and later on this blog) has really been ignored on the net as well.

The amount of original information I've compiled on the business might astound you.  I've launched a brand new, stand alone blog done in a new style for me in order to bring this to you.  It will take a long time, but hopefully you'll enjoy it.

And don't be put off by the 'rebuilt' theme -- you'll see plenty of wonderful, classic typewriters, many really old and wonderful photos and a horde of ephemera and paperwork.  You will not be disappointed if you really love old typewriters.

Here is the blog - and I hope you enjoy it.  It's still very new so if you follow it now you'll really be on the ground floor.

On the Margin - A Look Back at the Rebuilt Typewriter Business

Feel free to comment and, on that blog, there is an email "contact" form you can use as well.


  1. The second-hand typewriter industry had to have been truly gargantuan just on the basis of how many machines would have entered it every year, akin to used automobiles. I look forward to hearing about the ins and outs of it all.

  2. Great blog Will, and a wonderful asset to the Typosphere. I now have it added to my blog list and look forward to reading it.

  3. Yay, Wordpress! Looking forward to the upcoming posts. AND... see you in October! ~Tom~

  4. Interesting blog. Thank you for putting it online. Good illustrations.